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Ben Armstrong

  • Senior Threat Researcher

Ben Armstrong is a Senior Threat Intelligence Researcher at [redacted] specializing in both cybercrime and nation-state threat actors. Prior to [redacted], Ben was on the Cyber Intelligence Team at Walmart.

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BianLian Ransomware Gang Gives It a Go!

Earlier this year, [redacted] encountered a relatively new ransomware threat actor that called themselves BianLian. We observed the actor deploying custom malware that was written in the Go programming language, which posed some initial, but not insurmountable, reverse-engineering challenges. BianLian used subtle techniques to exploit, enumerate, and move laterally in victim networks to remain undetected and aggressively worked to counter Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) protections during the encryption phase of their operations.

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